Monday, November 7, 2011

Varenicline Side Effects Continue to Be Serious Concern

The smoking-cessation medication varenicline (Chantix) is linked with a significantly greater risk of suicidal behavior than other smoking-cessation products, Curt Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest University, and colleagues reported online November 2 in the journal PloS One. Furberg and his colleagues have also published research coupling varenicline use with violence toward others. For more information about this research, see Psychiatric News at
(Paul Cown//


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